Infinity and Beyond

Cleveland, OH - November 28, 2010

Nook Industries New Infinity 1 Roller Screw Actuators Tested At Over 1 Million Cycles of Duty

Leading linear motion control systems and turnkey components manufacturer Nook Industries (Cleveland, OH) has recently introduced the ∞ Infinity 1 ∞ Infinity Roller Screw Actuator that was tested to over 1,000,000+ cycles of continuous duty (49 million inches of travel) at 2500 lbs of thrust and at a travel rate of 10 in/second. A cost-effective alternative to hydraulics, the high-performance, heavy-duty electromechanical actuator offers long life with high dynamic and static load capacity.

Designed for a myriad of heavy-duty industrial market applications (including welding, food, packaging, etc.) requiring precision speed and load control, ∞ Infinity 1 also delivers an essential IP (International Protection) rating of IP64+ through a possible IP68 (motor dependent). Design elements contributing to this high IP rating include; a hermetically sealed case and enclosed Integrated Position Transducer, and Integrated Load and Torque Sensor.

The ∞ Infinity 1's Integrated Position Transducer offers high precision absolute position measurement (in Analog and SSI output) and delivers 1.7x greater position accuracy than using a motor encoder. The Integrated Load and Torque Sensor offer absolute load measurement (in Analog mV output) with no translating wires.

The only actuator in its class rated for side load, ∞ Infinity 1 is also self- lubricating, thus requiring no maintenance and features the following key design configurations that make it the highest rated in its class:

∞ Infinity 1™ Design Configuration Features
Roller Screw Assembly High performance metal treatment process, (4) rugged anti-rotation slide blocks.
Precision Mounting Enables quick installation and drop-in replacement of hydraulic acutators
Mount Any Motor Incorporates standard Motor Configurations NEMA and IEC (brake, encoder, resolver), liquid cooled motors, custom motors (size dependent).
Individually Machined No adapter plates, machined from a single block of aluminum for added strength/stiffness.
Pulley Housing 1:1 and 2:1 drive ratios, custom ratios available.

Corporate Profile:

For over 40 years, Nook Industries, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of linear motion components and linear motion control systems. Manufacturing one of the most comprehensive selections of integrated linear motion systems in the world, Nook's progressive growth has been achieved through its commitment to quality, continuous improvement, defect prevention, and the use of statistical methods and consistent training to ensure the quality of its products.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Nook Industries is an ISO 9001-2008 Registered company that provides controlled motion solutions in a wide range of industries including; transportation, medical/diagnostics, paper, chemical, food/beverage, solar/aerospace, entertainment and communications markets. Clients in these markets rely on the company's products for tooling, product design and engineering flexibility to provide modified standard products to meet their respective application requirements.

Whether the application requires an off-the-shelf linear motion component or an engineered solution tailored to fit your application - Nook provides comprehensive engineering, design and analysis in providing the highest quality linear motion manufacturing solutions on the market today.

©2010 Nook Industries

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Editorial Contact:

Agency Contact: Rachel Kerstetter 216.242.0415